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Boyd-Quinson Mainstage – 2013

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On the Town
June 12 – July 13, 2013

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins
Music Direction by Darren R. Cohen
Choreography by Emmy-winner (TV’s “Smash”) Joshua Bergasse (BSC’s Guys and Dolls, West Side Story)
Directed by Tony-winner (Urinetown) John Rando (BSC’s Guys and Dolls)

The Critics Rave about On the Town!

In the New York Times: “…one of those rare revivals that remind us what a hit show from long ago was originally all about…But this enchanted vision of a city that was — and of course never was — is worth catching before it evaporates.” Read the full New York Times rave review now.

In The Wall Street Journal: “The members of his youthful cast…collectively slam it out of the park.” Read the full Wall Street Journal review now.

“Sassy, sexy, energetic and fun — it’s a hell of a musical…Joshua Bergasse’s choreography filled the stage with joyous movement and vitality…” -Albany Times Union

“Tuneful musicals have long been one of the hallmarks of Barrington Stage Company, and this glorious On the Town is their most successful production to date…the amazing choreography … is breathtaking to see…the audience roared with delight…this is a totally Broadway-ready musical…” -BroadwayWorld

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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins
Music Direction by Darren R. Cohen
Choreography by Emmy-winner (TV’s “Smash”) Joshua Bergasse (BSC’s Guys and Dolls, West Side Story)
Directed by Tony-winner (Urinetown) John Rando (BSC’s Guys and Dolls)

The cast featured Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line) as Gabey; Deanna Doyle (Encores! On Your Toes) as Ivy Smith; Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet, Encores! Merrily We Roll Along) as Claire; Clyde Alves (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes) as Ozzie; Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hard Body, Working) as Chip; Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On A Clear Day…) as Hildy; Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown, Hello, Dolly!at Ford’s Theatre) as Madame Dilly, Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity,Falsettos, Legally Blonde) as Judge Pitkin, and an ensemble of 17.

The design team included Beowulf Boritt (sets), Jennifer Caprio (costumes), Jason Lyons(lighting), Ed Chapman (sound).  Renee Lutz was production stage manager.

The Chosen
July 18 – August 3, 2013

Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
From the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Aaron Posner
Featuring Emmy-winner Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler on TV’s “The West Wing”)

The critics rave about The Chosen!

“superb…gripping, powerful… At the heart of the production…is a mesmerizing performance by Richard Schiff”~Albany Times Union

“…one of the most memorable nights I have ever spent in the theatre. Ever…With a first rate cast at Barrington Stage, the tale of two fathers and their sons is both gripping theatre and food for thought.” ~Broadway World

“engaging production, sensitively directed…The Chosen has as much suspense as the very best action movies”~TheaterMania

“a work of profound beauty…a marvel of theatrical perfection…you do not want the performance to end…Ultimately, this is a play about the universals of family, faith, and friendship which we all embrace.” ~Berkshire On Stage

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Cast

Jeff Cuttler
Adam Heller
Ben Rosenbach
Richard Schiff
Richard Topol

Creative Team

Aaron Posner
Chaim Potok
Meghan Raham
Tyler Micoleau
James Sugg
Jason Weixelman
Pat McCorkle, CSA

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Much Ado About Nothing
August 8 – 25, 2013

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julianne Boyd
with BSC favorites Christopher Innvar, Gretchen Egolf, and Mark H. Dold.

The Critics Rave about MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

“[Director] Boyd offers her audiences an IMPECCABLE realization of Shakespeare’s delicious cocktail of romance, intrigue and the battle of the sexes…A PERFECT THEATRICAL OUTING, accessible to everyone.” ~Berkshire Bright Focus (Read the full review)

“…FUNNY AND TIMELY and touchingly human…as close to FLAWLESS as a night at the theater can be…hot damn! IT’S DELICIOUS.” ~Berkshire On Stage (Read the full review)

ENTERTAINING, FAST-PACED….CLASSY AND CLEVER slapstick serves to further the hilarity of the play…The scenes where Egolf and Innvar creep around the stage in order to ascertain what each other really thinks are marvelous for their physicality and utter goofiness… an homage to the 30′s screwball comedies” ~CurtainUp (Read the full review)

DIVINE AND SUBLIME…it enchants and delights sets a new benchmark for the Bard in the Berkshires ” ~Berkshire Fine Arts (Read the full review)

FUNNY, INVENTIVE…Boyd is fielding a uniquely FRESH AND BREEZY Shakespeare that couldn’t be more perfect for summer theatre-goers…about as accessible as Shakespeare ever gets…Winning the audience vote at the curtain call is John Cariani in the ever-popular role of Dogberry, the Constable. It is doubtful if Shakespeare ever wrote a funnier part, nor any actor ever topped the insane performance delivered by Cariani.” ~Broadway World (Read the full review)

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Cast

Scott Aiello
Jane Bernhard
David Bishins
Emily Taplin Boyd
John Cariani
Ben Cole
Jenifer Dillow
Mark H. Dold
Gretchen Egolf
Christopher Innvar
Philip Kerr
Michael Kushner
John Pasha
Christina Pumariega
Kyle Scanlon
David Ryan Smith
Gordon Stanley
Chloe Tiso
Babak Tafti
Kim Wong

Creative Team

Julianne Boyd
Jeremy Robin Lyons
Michael Anania
Sara Jean Tosetti
Philip S. Rosenberg
Will Pickens
Andrew Gerle
Cassie Abate
Claudia Hill-Sparks
Renee Lutz
Pat McCorkle, CSA

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Clybourne Park
September 26 – October 13, 2013

By Bruce Norris
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

The Critics Rave about Clybourne Park!

glorious and beautiful and heartbreaking…In the end, the playwright and his characters all have so much to say and yet so little time to listen. This is Clybourne Park.” ~In the Spotlight

“Bruce Norris’ extraordinary, deeply unsettling play, Clybourne Park…is being given an expertly acted, richly textured production…It is as funny as it is poignant and unrelenting.” ~The Berkshire Eagle

“The genius of the work is that often you laugh when your conscience tells you you should be cringing…The cast is uniformly excellent…There is so much humor in the play you might call it a comedy, except the main issue of racism is still with us and that’s nothing to laugh about.” ~The Troy Record

“brimming with controversy, drama and humor… Laughter abounds…This production is much sharper and darker than the original Broadway version…” ~CurtainUp

marvelous…under [Director Giovanna Sardelli’s] sure hand, the production is riveting in its storytelling…one of the most entertaining yet troubling plays ever written for the American stage” ~BroadwayWorld

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Cast:

Clea Alsip
Kevin Crouch
Lynnette R. Freeman
Carol Halstead
Greg Jackson
Andy Lucien
Remi Sandri

Creative Team:

Giovanna Sardelli
Narelle Sissons
Barbara A. Bell
Michael Giannitti
Ryan Rumery
Marjorie Ann Wood